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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 20, 2014

Troy Alley, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church for over 60 years, and was retired from S&H Green Stamps and Sears. She
Dorothy "Dot" Cornelia Ward Boyette, 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Dot was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and was the oldest daughter of seven children. She graduated from the Atlanta Law School
Robbie Davis Burton, 80, of Signal Mountain, slipped into her heavenly home Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Dr. David Myers officiating
Morris Chapman, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Nettie Craig, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday Aug. 18, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Kelly E. Cronnon, 49, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1983 and was a

Elbert Easley

Elbert Julius Easley, 83, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Chapel. His remains will lie in state at the funeral home after 11 a.m. today. Interment,
Sanford Lamont "Sandy" Hall, 55, of Red Bank, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Services will be held on at noon today, Aug. 20, 2014, at
Mildred Hubbard, 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is set for 11 a.m. CDT today, Aug. 20, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral, Chapel with burial to follow in Kilpatrick Cemetery.
Danny Shirley Danny Shirley, 49, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at a local Hospice facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Gaynell Kinser Gaynell Lindsey Kinser went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, following her battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 27, 1944, Gay was a native of Chattanooga attending Red Bank

Joan Laney

Joan Cagle Laney, 66, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Huntsville hospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 20, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Earnest Corbitt officiating. Burial will follow

James Lankford

Tracy city
James "Bo John" Lankford Sr., 79, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Gum Springs Congregational Methodist Church, family will receive friends one hour before the

Jose Mares

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Jose "Joe" Mares, 82, stacked arms for the final roll call and died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. His change of station is now Heaven where his wife Janice, preceded him on their 57th
Pamela Sue Zaun Mayberry, 58, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. She worked at Memorial Hospital for over 22 years as a unit secretary and was a member of Sale

John Orange

John Buford Orange, 54, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was born Dec. 25, 1959 in Warren County, Tenn., to James and Johnnie Mae Anderson Orange. He is survived by his son,

Wally Peters

Charles Walter "Wally" "Waldo" Peters, 50, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was born in Catoosa County and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Ringgold High School Class of 1983.
Dorothy Mae Roden, 65, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 20, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow
Rev. Dr. Robert E. "Bob" Sanders, 69 years, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Bob was born Dec. 31, 1944 in Carbondale. He was
Hureschal James Sandidge, 83, of East Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Sandidge was retired from McKee Bakery and was a Korean Veteran of the U.S.
Melanie Beavers Scott, 52 of Lakesite passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home.
Bertie J. Sewell, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Mrs. Sewell was born in Chattanooga to the late Vernon and Josephine Jones. She was a member of Meadowview Baptist
Geraldine "Jerry" Jane Halterman Smith, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Alexian Health Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Kansas City, Mo., and worked at Bendix Aviation Corporation

Paula Steele

Paula Elaine Steele, 47, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with family and
Thomas Victor "Dickie" Stone, 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the former owner of Stone Brothers Hardware.
Louise G. "Aunt Lou" Terneus, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at a local nursing home. Louise was of the Methodist faith. She was born in St. Louis, remaining there until moving to
John Tinker, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.
Eleanor Webster Mary Eleanor "Ellie" Webster was born Feb. 15, 1922 in Chester, Pa. She was 92 and died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Signal Mountain, at the Alexian Healthcare Center. She was the

Jack Williams

Jack M. Williams, 83, passed away July 10, 2014, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Chattanooga, the son of Commodore Benton and Hester Ann Clemons Williams. He was a U.S.

Nancy Wittler

Nancy Wittler, 65, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a former employee of J. C. Penney's and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include daughter, Tracy Rhudy; sons, Nathan

In MemoryErica Carroll

September 18, 1977 - August 20, 2013 In Loving Memory It has been a year since your passing. Miss you every day. Love, your mother Barbara, sisters Michelle, Checobia, son Deonte, host of nieces

In MemoryRoulos C. Davis

June 27, 1963-Aug. 20, 2012 Please God, forgive a silent tear, a fervent wish our Roulos was here. There are others, yes we know, but he was ours and we loved him so. Dear
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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...